Mac App Store Opens Door to App Store Convergence


With the arrival of the Mac App Store it is easier than ever to see and purchase Mac applications. Having spent some time perusing the App Store over the last few days I was pleased to discover that some of my favorite iOS app are also available for OS X. Of course there is the Mac version of Angry Birds (truth be told, playing it on a touchscreen device is MUCH more enjoyable), but there are also apps like SketchMee. It is the app that that let me make the above picture in a matter of seconds.


I love being able to use the same apps on both my iPad and my Mac and was happy to find a post over on the site AppAdvice that lists a few key ones. The post, iPad Apps/Games : iPad Apps With Great Mac Apps lists a few key ones. The posts lists apps that “may interact directly with the Mac app, or it may simply be the iPad version of the app”. Among them…

Chopper 2 (Price: $0.99)

Crosswords (Price: $9.99)

Angry Birds HD (Price: $4.99)

The Incident Price: $1.99

Pinball HD Price $.99

Flight Control HD Price: $4.99

Osmos for iPad Price: $4.99

OmniFocus for iPad Price: $39.99

OmniGraffle Price: $49.99

OmniGraphSketcher Price: $14.99

Pages Price: $9.99

Numbers Price: $9.99

Keynote Price: $9.99

Things for iPad Price: $19.99

Evernote Price: Free

Yojimbo for iPad Price: $9.99

MindNode Price: $5.99

SketchBook Pro Price: $7.99

djay Price: $19.99

eWallet – Secure Password Manager Price: $9.99

AudioNote – Notepad and Voice Recorder Price: $4.99

iHomework Price: $1.99

Jumsoft Money Price: Free

Twitter Price: Free

Kindle Price: Free

Whistle Phone Price: Free

Check out the original post for details on each. Have you discovered others? Let us know in the comments.

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.